Our words create our worlds — words I’ve been using since I discovered the connection between intent and language 24 years ago. It was Brian Tracy in his self-help audio program The Psychology of Achievement that taught me the power of the “I am” phrase.
I am powerful. I am confident. I am easy-going and patient. Simple translation: we are what we say we are.
When I wanted to write my first book. I didn’t say, “I want to write a book, I want to write a book.…” I said, “I am a writer, I am a writer, I am a writer.” Through the process of owning it, embodying it, and embracing it, I became a writer—and then a published author.
I learned just recently the fun, logical, spiritual reason for why the “I am” affirmation phrase works so well.
“I” stands for intent. What is it that you want to be, do, or have? What are your deepest desires?
“A” stands for attention. What we give our attention to—think about, talk about, write about, focus on, work towards—comes true. It…
“Manifests.” It becomes real in our life.
Intention, attention, manifestation. Language is the bridge between wanting and having. Speaking what you want, out loud, in words that say “I already am it or have it” are key.
Today when I get the opportunity to introduce myself, I use the following positive affirmation: I am the courageous, outrageous, audacious, and loquacious Lindee Brauer.
Just saying it makes it so.